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Who Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize in Ukraine?

Who Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize in Ukraine?

by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin In what was described as a harsh rebuke of Russia, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties, along with Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski and the Russian human rights organization Memorial. While at first glance, the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties might sound[Read More…]

by 07/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Empty Gestures or Substantive Change? On the Nobel Prize in Literature and Its Discontents

Empty Gestures or Substantive Change? On the Nobel Prize in Literature and Its Discontents

The fact that Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature is welcome news, especially as the Swedish Academy is historically known for lacking in diversity, as if intellectual creativity is largely confined to Western intellectual circles. It is premature to suggest that the Academy has finally decided to break away from its ethnocentric past and[Read More…]

by 19/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
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